Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Reviews

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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2003
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 23, 2003
... has a flat, deadly aura and it's not even gutsy enough to be sexy or potentially offensive.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
June 14, 2003
| Original Score: D+
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 13, 2003
I wouldn't want you to consider even renting this thing.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
June 13, 2003
To call it sophomoric would libel even the most pathetic, pimply underclassman.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 13, 2003
The movie should have been called The Dumbest, because it no doubt will emerge as this summer's most inane release.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 13, 2003
Every bit as awkward as its title, 'Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd' is missing not only Carrey and Daniels, but also the creative spark and anarchic spirit contributed by brothers Peter and Bobby Farrelly, who wrote and directed the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 13, 2003
You can't say Dumb & Dumberer doesn't come with a built-in warning, right in its title. Heed it.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 13, 2003
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd sounded like a bad idea, and the movie removes all doubt.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 13, 2003
Christian Olsen to mug so hard as Lloyd that he looks like Carrey being demonically possessed by Jerry Lewis.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 13, 2003
A flat-footed comedy whose best moments are in the outtakes at the end.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
June 13, 2003
A dull and dullerer movie likely to make audiences feel numb and numberer.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
June 13, 2003
For those who recall the laxative overdose sequence in the original D&D as a comedy classic, there's a gag here about a melted Hershey bar that I thought might make the preview audience soil itself. Bear that in mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
June 13, 2003
Adults might've felt guilty for liking the first film, but it was hard not to laugh. Adults won't do more than giggle once or twice during the new movie, and they'll walk out feeling dumber than when they walked in.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 13, 2003
Mostly this movie swings and misses.
| Original Score: D+
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June 13, 2003
If you think it's funny, you may just be 'special' too.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 13, 2003
Believe me, you're better off at home, alphabetizing your old comic books, talking to your parents, or watching paint dry.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
June 13, 2003
Feels like the longest movie ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 13, 2003
In its own dumber and dumberer way, it's an honest and often goofily amusing film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
June 13, 2003
Even dumberer than the original.
| Original Score: 2/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
June 13, 2003
More moronic than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 13, 2003
Usually, Hollywood waits until August to empty its cinematic septic tank into multiplexes. This year, the flood has started early. And no movie could be more aptly compared to raw sewage than this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
June 13, 2003
The most ill-conceived attempt at extending a franchise since the Pink Panther movie that was stitched together from outtakes after Peter Sellers died.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
June 12, 2003
Unfortunately, conspicuous absence of Carrey and Daniels only serves to reinforce new pic's overall resemblance to a down-market, penny-pinched sitcom spin-off (or, worse, direct-to-video follow-up).
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 12, 2003
As prequels go, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd is right up there with Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace -- long, lumbering and endlessly unfunny.
| Original Score: 1/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
June 12, 2003
The level of humor is, needless to say, idling on level 00 in the parking garage of the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
June 12, 2003
While Dumb and Dumber possessed a bracing, genuine vulgarity, this new film is more often merely disgusting as it piles up jokes involving various bodily discharges and the unpleasant things that can be done with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 12, 2003
Will leave you numb and numberer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
June 12, 2003
Director Troy Miller doesn't just lack the comic juice to extend his and co-writer Robert Brener's sketchy ideas into a feature, he's not above selling out his characters for a cheap laugh or two.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
June 12, 2003
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Meet Lloyd is lame, tame and clearly has no reason to exist except to cash in on the good will created by the original.
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
June 12, 2003
You can't say you weren't warned when Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd proves to be a really dumb movie. That's rather the point isn't it? And on the bright side, the movie demonstrates that, occasionally, there is truth in advertising.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
June 12, 2003
At 82 minutes it feels longer than Lawrence of Arabia -- and a lot less funny.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
June 12, 2003
So excruciatingly awful, the word 'dumb' could sue for slander.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
June 12, 2003
I don't know whether it can get any dumberer. But they definitely put the lame in lamebrain in Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
June 11, 2003
None of the Farrelly brothers' imitators has ever satisfactorily replicated their notorious comedy recipe for genially crude anarchy.
Full Review | Original Score: D+